The IRS recently announced that hundreds of thousands of taxpayers might be at risk of identity theft in connection with the GetMyTranscript tool offered on the IRS website.
ID thieves tried to access copies of people’s tax returns through this feature. The IRS has since halted the feature on their website. They have also researched the attempts to access taxpayer’s information and were able to determine if the attempts were successful or failed.
If someone attempted to access your tax returns through the website, the IRS will mail you a letter letting you know of the attempt and if they suspect it was successful or not. The letters also include important steps you should take to protect your identity, as a result of the breach.
If you receive a notice from the IRS, please make sure to forward a copy to our offices. For more info, please visit the IRS website at http://www.irs.gov.